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Mattiazzi

MC4 Medici Lounge — Outdoor Thermo Ash

By Konstantin Grcic

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$1,899 CAD

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"Designing for Mattiazzi was a sort of personal time travel which took me all the way back to my professional roots. At the very beginning of my career I was trained a cabinet maker. Working with wood is what I learnt from scratch, it is where it all started for me. Mattiazzi makes furniture in wood. They master the material not only in its traditional form but also using newest digital production technologies. Medici was born there, on the factory floor where things are physically made. The chair is inspired by the material, by the machinery and, of course, by the skill and craftsmanship of the people we worked with."

Right from the beginning I was looking for a distinct grammar for my design, a language which is very true to the material. I like the idea of wood cut into planks which is how it is processed in the first place: the tree is sliced into planks. I like the way a carpenter joins wood, very immediate and direct. The construction remains bare open, plain and legible. Structure turns into form. Medici is conceived as a low chair with a comfortably reclined posture. Its generous dimension gives the chair an embracing confidence. The chair can be imagined as solitary furniture or in small groups. It can be used in private or public, indoors and outdoors. The Medici chair can be combined with an accompanying round side table and ottoman / stool. Surely, all three pieces have a life of their own, but as a family they raise to creating an entire space." - Konstantin Grcic

  • Konstantin Grcic, Germany c.2012
  • Solid Thermo Treated Ash for outdoor use
  • Made in Italy
  • Height 795mm / 31.3"
  • Depth 750mm / 29.5"
  • Width 685mm / 27"
  • Seat Height 400mm / 15.7"

Konstantin Grcic

Berlin, Germany

Konstantin Grcic (b.1965) was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. He set up his own office in Munich in 1991. Today, Konstantin Grcic Design GmbH is based in Berlin. The office is active in several fields ranging from industrial design projects, exhibition design and architectural collaborations. Amongst his renowned clients are Aeance, Authentics, Cassina, ClassiCon, Flötotto, Flos, Galerie Kreo, Kettal, Laufen, Magis, Muji, Mattiazzi, Nespresso, Plank, Smart and Vitra. He is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Compasso d`Oro for his MAYDAY lamp (Flos, 2001), the MYTO chair (Plank, 2011) and the OK lamp (Flos 2016). Work by Konstantin Grcic forms part of the permanent collections of the world´s most important design museums (a.o. MoMA/New York, Centre Georges Pompidou/Paris). Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humour. His work is characterised by a careful research into the history of art, design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials.

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Mattiazzi

Udine, Italy

Among contemporary furniture manufacturers, Mattiazzi, the family owned producer of wooden furniture in Udine, Italy, is uncommon. While many producers in that region rely on third party factories and work in diverse materials, Mattiazzi operates with their own machines and hands, and has developed a healthy obsession for woodworking. Since 1978, when brothers Nevio and Fabiano Mattiazzi founded the company, Mattiazzi has steadily cultivated its local manufacturing culture. Their network of wood shops is diverse enough to support any manufacturing process the brand may need. Every shop has its own focus, from milling to lacquering, and a particular process always belongs to a specific part of town. But don’t let the neighborhood approach confuse you: Mattiazzi is no backyard shop. Their highly specialized craftsmen operate the most sophisticated machinery available to the wood industry. An eight-axis CNC milling machine allows wood to take the complex shapes associated with injection-molded plastic. Operating such a machine is an art and Mattiazzi disproves the modern myth that mechanized manufacturing is not a craft.

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